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Former French ministers on trial over blood

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:419
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    About half of all cases of HIV infection after transfusion with contaminated blood that have been recorded in Europe took place in France, where the infection rate is estimated to be four to six times higher than in Italy, Germany, and Spain, and 10 times higher than in the United Kingdom.

    Why does France have so many more cases than some other European countries, and are government officials responsible for the …

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